Grand River

Grand River

Grand River, c.165 mi (270 km) long, rising in the highlands of the Ontario Peninsula, S Ont., Canada, and flowing S past Kitchener and Brantford, then SE to Lake Erie at Port Maitland. It is navigable for c.70 mi (110 km) upstream. The river drains one of the most populated regions of Canada.
Grand River. 1 River, 260 mi (418 km) long, rising in S Mich. and flowing N to Lansing, then NW to Lake Michigan at Grand Haven. It is the longest river in the state and is navigable to the city of Grand Rapids, which grew there because of the availability of waterpower. 2 River, rising in SW N.Dak. and flowing 209 mi (336 km) SE through S.Dak. to the Missouri River near Mobridge. Shadehill Dam (1951), located on the river, was built for flood control and irrigation as part of the Missouri River basin project. 3 River in Okla.: see Neosho, river; Pensacola Dam.
Grand River is a city in Decatur County, Iowa, United States. The population was 225 at the 2000 census.


Grand River is located at (40.818940, -93.962587).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²), all of it land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 225 people, 104 households, and 55 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,079.8 people per square mile (413.7/km²). There were 123 housing units at an average density of 590.3/sq mi (226.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.78% White, 0.44% Native American, 0.44% from other races, and 1.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.44% of the population.

There were 104 households out of which 24.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.2% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 46.2% were non-families. 41.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 28.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.16 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.0% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 20.9% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, and 30.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 73.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 69.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $22,344, and the median income for a family was $26,964. Males had a median income of $23,750 versus $19,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,272. About 7.0% of families and 14.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.7% of those under the age of eighteen and 27.0% of those sixty five or over.


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